Pregnant and in Prison?

The crisis in ​the American ​criminal justice ​system and ​the need for prison reform ​is sparking ​voracious ​debate​s​, news headlines, and even whole conferences and panels. Within this larger issue is the rapidly growing population of female inmates in American prisons, including women that are arrested while pregnant. As a ​recent ​piece in the New… Read more

​School Segregation in New York City?

New York City has the largest and most ethnically diverse public school district in the country. ​However, it is also one of the most segregated school districts as evidenced by ​recent data from the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs. A recent report​ illustrates that ​despite increasing gentrification in NYC, ​schools in ethnically… Read more

Crain’s Profiles Elmezzi!

Crain’s recently profiled the Elmezzi Foundation in a piece called “Low-Key Funder’s Big Boro Boost.” The article highlights Elmezzi’s continued efforts to increase educational opportunities, advance medical care and research, as well as the ground-breaking initiatives that we started over the years to ensure that youth in Western Queens have the necessary resources to be… Read more